"God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble."-Psalm 46:1


[Volume 1; Issue 6]

 Saturday October, 20:  Five Thousand Fed at Soul Centre Cafe

Congratulations to our last contest winner - Chris Weeks!  By answering the call for our last contest Chris won a 5000 Fed T-shirt, and the debut album from 5000 Fed Displayed Affections!  Keep your eyes open for the next contest if you missed out on this one.
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Available now online at www.ultra-sonix.com/mailorder.   Supplies are running out quickly! Just a few t-shirts are left. Both white and gray feature the Ultra Sonix Record logo on the back and band logo on the front! Get yours while they last. 
Special thanks goes out to our sponsors, business partners, and volunteers for making our music festival a great success!
Saturday October 20, 2001 - 5000 FED will be appearing at the Soul Centre Cafe Saturday night from 9:00pm until 11:00/12:00 pm.  The coffee house is located on 28th Street behind BW3, and is a smoke free, alcohol free environment.  Park behind the buildings by going between the buildings to the lower level parking lot where the cafe is located.  Cost for this event is $2.00 at the door. 

Sunday October 28, 2001 - The CD Release Party for 5000 FED's debut album Displayed Affections will be held at the Clancy Street Ministry Building Sunday night from 8:00pm until 10:00 pm.  The building is located south of Leonard Street on Clancy and west of Division.  Opening the show for us will be Money Da Mistro, a very talented Hip-Hop artist from Grand Rapids.  Cost for this event is $2.00.  We also encourage everyone to bring a donation of winter clothing to help out the needy in the neighborhood.  If you would like to pre-order tickets please contact Chris at chris@ultra-sonix.com.


*If you or someone you know would like to help sponsor this event next year, or make a donation, we would ask that you first, pray considering this, and then contact Chris Koning at chris@ultra-sonix.com or 616-447-0028

"Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know." Jeremiah 33:3 (NIV)
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A lady recently being baptized was asked by a co-worker what it was like to be a Christian. She replied, "It's like being a pumpkin. God picks you from the patch, brings you in, and washes all the dirt off you may have gotten from the other pumpkins. Then he cuts the top off and scoops out all the yucky stuff. He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc., then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see."
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Where Was God?
Reflections on Gods Goodness and Terrorism


The weekend following the September 11th terrorist attack I received a call from a Christian friend who was deeply troubled. The husband of a woman to whom she had been witnessing had been killed in the World Trade Center attack. The woman called my friend and demanded bitterly: Where was your God that youve been telling me about this week?

Everywhere, people are raising the same question: How could a good God have allowed such massive evil? No question poses a greater stumbling block to Christian faith; no question is more difficult for Christians to answer. Yet, the biblical worldview does give us a good answer.

The simple answer to why bad things happen to so-called good people is that God loved us so much that he made us free moral agents in his image. He designed creatures with the ability to make choices, to choose either good or evil. The original humans, Adam and Eve, exercised that choiceand chose to disobey God. In doing so, they rejected Gods good, thus creating sin and opening the door to death and evil.

What happened last week was raw, naked evilcommitted by men who made evil choices. But it was something else as well: It was merely a consequence of the fact that there is sin in the world. God could erase the consequences of sin immediately. But then wed no longer be free moral agents; we would be robots. For without consequences, there is no real choice. God cannot simultaneously offer us free choice and then compel one choice over anotherwhich is what would happen if he stopped all evil.

Jesus himself was asked why bad things happen to good people. In Luke 13, we read that people asked him if the Galileans who were killed while worshipping at the altar were worse sinners than anyone else. No, Jesus answered. And then he added, Unless you repent you will all likewise perish. Jesus then reinforced his point. Recently, a tower in a nearby city had fallen; eighteen people had been crushed to death. Jesus said, Do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.

This is one of the hard sayings of Jesus, but theres great truth in it. We are in no position to ask God why terrible things happen. Were only to seek forgiveness ourselves.

What happened last week was one of worst tragedies in American history. But God can bring good out of evil, and he often works through adversity. Since the terrorist attacks, we have seen the nation come together with greater unity than Ive witnessed since Pearl Harbor. And this Sunday my church was filled to capacity at all servicesvery unusual in Florida at this time of year. Churches all over the country were packed out, and were in England as well. People may be angry at God, but theyre also asking questions about the meaning of life and Gods role in it. You and I need to be prepared to answer the questions of people in pain.

Where was God on September 11? He was with usjust as he always is. He gave us everything we need to cope with this or any other evils: He gave us himself at the cross at Calvary.

-By Chuck Colson

Copyright 2001 Prison Fellowship Ministries
PRAYER WARRIORS ARE NEEDED!!  Please keep the following in mind when you pray:
  • God will direct and lead all our decisions
  •  The hope of Christ will be evident to those who are searching



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